Michelle Madrid-Branch is an author, speaker, international adoptee, and global advocate for women and children; specializing in the areas of adoption, foster care, abandonment recovery, and identity reconciliation. Her mission is to ensure that the adoption community is heard, seen, valued, respected, and understood.

She is the Host of The Greater Than Podcast which focuses on the strength and resilience of the human spirit. Michelle shares stories of triumph over challenge and asks the question: What is the internal drive that urges a person to move beyond struggle and stand Greater Than the very obstacle that tried to keep them down?

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Empowering Women, Empowering Children

The status of women and the well-being of children are deeply interwoven. When women are healthy, educated, and empowered, the quality of their children’s health care, nutrition, education, and family stability increases. Empowered women are also better able to achieve equality in the workplace and have a greater voice in the political sphere—leading to prosperous communities, and a better world shared by all. 

The Greater Than Project

The Greater Than Project is a documentary web series for women, about the strength and resilience of women. Each month, the project releases one woman’s journey of triumph over pain, trauma, rejection or disappointment.

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When you help a woman, you help the world.

Children Without Families

UNICEF estimates there are 17,900,000 orphans worldwide who have lost both parents—and 153,000,000 who have lost one parent—living in orphanages or on the street today. When you add the number of children who are forced to enter foster care systems because their parents are unable or unwilling to care for them, the result is a staggering number of the world’s children without a family to call their own.

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“I commend you for your compassionate work on behalf of adoption, an issue that is close to my heart.”
– Hillary Rodham Clinton

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It is only through action that our vision for a kinder world can be realized. As we raise awareness and our voices, meaningful change becomes possible. Join Michelle in supporting organizations and causes that improve the lives of women and children worldwide.


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